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Rest easy: All your favorite CW comic book shows have been renewed


The CW has renewed 10 of their shows, including all of their comic book-based series. Deadline reports that the network announced the renewals at a panel yesterday as part of this year’s Television Critics Association winter press tour. Included in the slate of returning shows are The Flash, Supergirl, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, Black Lightning, and Riverdale.

The news isn’t a huge surprise for a number of reasons. The Flash is the network’s top rated show, bringing in an average of 1.8 million viewers so far this season, and all of the mentioned shows perform well with the 18-49 demographic. The network has also already teased next year’s Arrowverse crossover, Crisis on Infinite Earths, so it’s not like we didn’t know at least some of the superhero shows would be back.

In addition to the returning shows, The CW also teased upcoming projects like Batwoman and the Riverdale spinoff, Katy KeeneDanielle Turchiano of Variety was at the network’s TCA panel yesterday and live-tweeted some interesting tidbits:

According to Turchiano, network president Mark Pedowitz is already planning for the future of The CW’s superhero shows, hoping that Batwoman will be ordered to series later this year. Arrow‘s beginning to show its age, and Batwoman seems like it’d be a natural tonal replacement for that series when it eventually ends (if it does indeed end; Supernatural is going into its 15th season, so anything’s possible).

Katy Keene is apparently set in the future of the Riverdale universe, after the characters are all out of high school. If the show is ordered to series, it’ll be interesting to see how two shows set in the same universe but in different timelines navigate each other.

And in regards to the aforementioned Arrowverse crossover, Pedowitz calls it “the biggest, the most complicated” one yet. It would have to be to accurately adapt Crisis on Infinite Earths, though, wouldn’t it?

Arrow, Black Lightning, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Riverdale, and Supergirl all currently air on The CW.


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